2021 WJC: USA vs. Canada
There are many, many Canadians who follow ThePensandthepen. The supporter of USA Hockey that I am, I wanted to stoke the flames of the rivalry that is Team Canada vs. USA. The gold medal game of the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships inspired this piece. The games are always fast-paced and a bit chippy, and seeing as how the players are teenagers - not too far removed from it - I gave it a bold, bright fingerpaint style with layers of varying opacity and texture.